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Thursday, November 28, 2013

An early Thanksgiving

We celebrated Thanksgiving a day early at our house so that we could all be together ... 

A dear friend dropped by with a gift of beautiful ceramic turkey napkin rings. They went perfect with our table. She bought them from a friend of hers who is a ceramic artist. She has an Etsy shop where you can see (and purchase) other treasures she has made if you are interested.

I used a gold pen to write our names on the pumpkins I had painted black. 

Everything else was pretty simple. I picked up some roses at Whole Foods while I was getting some last minute ingredients for our feast. They added just the perfect pop of color. I placed them in a new milk glass vase I found at an antique store in my daughter's small town last weekend. It was $8.00.

I wrote quotes and Bible verses on the black pots in chalk. My favorite quote was this one. So I framed it for our table. 

 I also used it for some gift tags ...

We made a couple of tarts, squash soup and a potato and brussel spout gratin to go with our turkey and the usual trimmings ...

Our menu this year was new - different from our usual foods ... and put together by my daughter who lives on the farm and myself. Everything we made was from organic ingredients and gluten free. It was fantastic! But the best treasure was just being together ... cooking, eating, and even a little dancing.

Instead of a thankful tree this year as we have done in the past, we made a paper chain filled with things we treasure that we are grateful for. We will hang the chain on our Christmas tree.

 I hope you have a wonderful day focusing on the things you treasure the most. Happy Thanksgiving!!!


Nancy said...

what a beautiful feast :) thanks for sharing. you inspire me. happy thanksgiving!

therelishedroost said...

Looked so lovely, you are one creative lady!!!

Mary Ann Pickett said...

This whole celebration was stunning!!! AND SO THOUGHT PROVOKING AND CREATIVE!